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Poster: aibek Date: Dec 6, 2013 7:27pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Download counter broken?

> is there any other way to demonstrate that our items are being accessed

Another thing you can do is to embed the books on a website you control (the course website?), and ask students to use the urls containing the embedded links for accessing the books. Then you can use your own download counter to find the number of times the books were accessed.

https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader#embedding

Actually, constructing such a system is better than making use of the IA download count, as the IA download count (if working properly) would be much lesser than the real download count anyway. That is because your college likely has only one outward facing IP, and according to Jeff’s replies on other posts, one download count is recorded per IP, per day for every item. In short, it is quite likely that all the accesses from the library computers over a month would be collapsed by a correctly working IA download counter to 30 downloads/month.

This post was modified by aibek on 2013-12-07 03:27:07